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Sam Smith reveals artwork, tracklisting for sophomore album “The Thrill of it All”

7 Oct

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith has unwrapped the artwork and tracklisting for his upcoming sophomore album, “The Thrill of it All,” which will arrive on November 3rd via PMR Records and Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “Pray” – which was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes, Steve Fitzmaurice and Timbaland – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to confirmed contributors Stargate (“Too Good at Goodbyes”), Tyler Johnson (“One Last Song”) and Malay (“Midnight Train”); the follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts further alliances with Two Inch Punch, Frances, Joel Little, Rachel Furner, Cass Lowe, Levi Lennox, Paul Epworth, Martin Sjolie, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

See the tracklisting for “The Thrill of it All” below.

(1) Too Good at Goodbyes / (2) Say it First / (3) One Last Song / (4) Midnight Train / (5) Burning / (6) Him / (7) Baby, You Make Me Crazy / (8) No Peace / (9) Palace / (10) Pray / (11) Nothing Left for You / (12) The Thrill of it All / (13) Scars / (14) One Day at a Time

Sam Smith drafts Timbaland, Jimmy Napes for new single “Pray”

4 Oct

British singer/songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith, professionally known as Sam Smith, has selected “Pray” as the second promotional single from his upcoming sophomore album under PMR Records and Capitol Records.

Co-written with Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and James “Jimmy Napes” Napier; “Pray” will be available from October 6th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Current promotional single, the Stargate-produced “Too Good at Goodbyes,” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 Single Chart.

On the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour,” Smith has also worked with songwriters and producers including Fred Cox, Rachel Furner, Martin Sjolie, Frances, Levi Lennox, Malay, Jason Boyd, Two Inch Punch, Cass Lowe, Paul Epworth, Joel Little, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Watch the music video for “Too Good at Goodbyes” below.

Frances teases new collaboration with Jess Glynne

22 Sep

Frances has teased a new collaboration with Jess Glynne.

“Not a bad spot for a few days of writing with a group of crazy talented people!! Thank you @jessglynne ❤️,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Friday (September 22, 2017).

Born Sophie Cooke, Frances released her debut album “Things I’ve Never Said” earlier this year via Cookie Records and Capitol Records. That collection also spawned contributions from Greg Kurstin (“Say it Again”), Steve Fitzmaurice (“Don’t Worry About Me”) and Mojam Music (“No Matter”).

Having previously co-written Karen Harding’s “Open My Eyes;” Frances has also penned songs on the next projects by fellow recording artists Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Liv Dawson, Ella Henderson, Sody, and Kara Marni.

Meanwhile, Glynne’s second studio collection and follow-up to 2015’s “I Cry When I Laugh” is expected to arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled collection boasts further songwriting alliances with Jin Jin (David Guetta), Kamille (Bebe Rexha), Carla Marie Williams (Craig David), Wayne Hector (Birdy), Sam Romans (John Legend), Talay Riley (Keri Hilson), Jamie Scott (Niall Horan) and Ed Sheeran (Anne-Marie).

On the production front, Glynne has worked with TMS (Zak Abel), Steve Mac (Pink), Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), Toby Gad (Beyonce), Starsmith (Paloma Faith), Jonny Coffer (Kiesza), Bastian Langebaek (Jessie Ware), Grades (Nao), Knox Brown (Emeli Sande) and The Electric (Mabel McVey).

Watch the music video for “Hold My Hand” below.

Kara Marni premieres music video for new single “Golden”

20 Sep

Kara Marni has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Golden” to her Vevo channel on Friday (September 15, 2017).

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Sebastian Kole (born Coleridge Tillman), whose other credits include Alessia Cara’s “Here,” Stanaj’s “Ain’t Love Strange,” Jada Grace’s “Believe,” and Fifth Harmony’s “Bridges.”

Production duties on “Golden” were handled by The Invisible Men (aka Jon Shave, George Astasio and Jason Pebworth), who are also responsible for Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” Bebe Rexha’s “No Broken Hearts,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Britney Spears’s “Pretty Girls,” and Jonas Blue’s “By Your Side.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Marni’s upcoming debut project is expected to arrive later this year via First Access Entertainment / Access Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Maths Time Joy (Liza Owen), Chris Loco (Raleigh Ritchie), Pantha (Emeli Sande), Fred Cox (Dan Caplen), Lostboy (Nina Nesbitt), Ollie Green (Stephen Puth), MNEK (Dua Lipa), Shea Taylor (Ne-Yo) and Mac & Phil (Leona Lewis).

On the songwriting front, Marni has worked with Andrea Martin (Jordin Sparks), Eyelar Mirzazadeh (Charli XCX), Amy Wadge (Mahalia), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor), Lauren Aquilina (Tamera Foster), Grace Tither (Ella Eyre) and Fabienne Holloway (Tori Kelly).

Watch the music video for “Golden” below.

Sam Smith premieres “Too Good at Goodbyes” music video

18 Sep

Sam Smith has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) posted the visual clip for “Too Good at Goodbyes” to his Vevo channel on Monday (September 18, 2017).

Co-written by James “Jimmy Napes” Napier alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate; “Too Good at Goodbyes” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming sophomore studio collection and follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” is scheduled to arrive later this year via PMR Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Tyler Johnson (John Legend), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Trey Songz), Rachel Furner (Craig David) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele).

On the production front, Smith has worked with James “Malay” Ho (Frank Ocean), Cass Lowe (Charli XCX), Fred Cox (Rag’n’Bone Man), Two Inch Punch (Dan Caplen), Paul Epworth (Lianne La Havas), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Justin Timberlake) and Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena).

Watch the music video for “Too Good at Goodbyes” below.

Sam Smith collaborates with Tyler Johnson for sophomore album

13 Sep

Sam Smith has revealed a new song title from his upcoming album.

“One Last Song” is slotted for inclusion on the British singer/songwriter’s second studio collection, which will arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

The track was co-written by Jimmy Napes alongside Tyler Johnson, whose resume boasts further works with Harry Styles (“Sign of the Times”), Elle King (“Kocaine Karolina”), John Legend (“Love You Anyway”), Miley Cyrus (“Maybe You’re Right”), Ed Sheeran (“Photograph”) and Cam (“Burning House”).

Smith’s current promotional single “Too Good at Goodbyes” – which was co-written and co-produced by Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions alliances with Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Kara Marni), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (David Guetta), Rachel Furner (Ella Henderson) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Jarryd James).

On the production front, Smith has worked with Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), Fred Cox (Janelle Monae), Malay (Frank Ocean), Joel Little (Ellie Goulding), Two Inch Punch (Dan Caplen), Paul Epworth (Ray BLK), Martin Sjolie (Guy Sebastian) and Timbaland (Demi Lovato).

Stream the audio clip for “Too Good at Goodbyes” below.

Sam Smith drafts Jimmy Napes, Stargate for new single “Too Good at Goodbyes”

4 Sep

Sam Smith has confirmed the details for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened “Too Good at Goodbyes” as the first promotional cut from his upcoming sophomore album and will release it on September 8th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As per ASCAP’s Reportory, the track was co-written by regular collaborator James “Jimmy Napes” Napier alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate.

Smith’s second studio collection, tentatively entitled ““TPH-50HR,” is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Trey Songz) and Iain James (Emeli Sande).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Malay (Frank Ocean), Two Inch Punch (Sabrina Claudio), Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena), Cass Lowe (Tinashe), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Fred Cox (Tanika Bailey), Joel Little (Khalid), Timbaland (Nelly Furtado) and Fraser T. Smith (RAYE).

Watch the music video for “Writing’s on the Wall” below.